Nick O’Brien has maturity and a leadership capacity well beyond his years. At 23 Nick has experienced more than most at this stage of his life. Born and raised in a town of less than one thousand, it was throughout his teenage years that his character and leadership really started to shine through. But it wasn’t until he was drafted to AFL team Essendon at the end of 2012 that those attributes were tested to overcome adversity. What transpired throughout his 4 years at Essendon was to become the most unprecedented and tumultuous years of any football club in history. Listen to his story of adversity, rejection and ultimately respect.